18th – 19th August – Brixham and Torquay

Saturday: What a gorgeous sight to wake up to; colourful houses nestling close to each other, spilling over the hills.  Brixham is very pretty but also one of England's busiest fishing ports, and we have seen trawlers and fishing boats continuously enter and exit the horseshoe shaped harbour. We took the RIB in and moored … Continue reading 18th – 19th August – Brixham and Torquay

15th-16th August – Go West: Weymouth

Wednesday: Dominic checked out the davits, and the RIB hanging off it, and it seems just fine.  All very strong, and well put up.  We also re-attached our 3 in 1 rescue recovery buoy and contacted the manufacturer about new proper fittings.  And since we were thinking rescue, we re-iterated the man-over-board procedures.  On our … Continue reading 15th-16th August – Go West: Weymouth

14th August – Around the Isle of Wight, the other way!

Well, it wasn’t bikini sailing, our passage today.  Dominic planned a beautiful huge two tack journey from Chichester Harbour, up past the east coast of Isle of Wight, then well out into the Channel passed the southernmost point then turn back straight to Studland Bay.  This would be possible despite westerly winds thanks to huge … Continue reading 14th August – Around the Isle of Wight, the other way!

9-10 August – Hamble for final (!?) fixes and anchored off the Isle of Wight

Thursday: Today was grey with much needed rain.  And as we were in Hamble having things fixed, it didn’t exactly matter to us anyway. Russell spent the morning with us and replaced the leaky tap and the broken holding tank, both in the forward heads.  Really nice to get that done.  He also gave us … Continue reading 9-10 August – Hamble for final (!?) fixes and anchored off the Isle of Wight